Definition of bushveld in English:



  • 1A region in the hot dry north-east of South Africa and adjoining countries.

    • ‘The Bushveld, the Great Dyke, and Tellnes are places where such deposits are exploited.’
    • ‘Exposures of the UGl chromitite layer are well known from Dwars River in the eastern Bushveld.’
    • ‘The children were mesmerised with how unique, in the context of world resorts, this one in the Bushveld of South Africa's north-west province was.’
    • ‘Later, in 1937, he also discovered and developed huge chrome deposits associated with the platinum ore at Wintersveld in the Bushveld.’
    • ‘A zebra fillet, portioned into tournedos, is incomparably the finest meat that is obtainable in a Bushveld camp.’
    1. 1.1[mass noun]The type of vegetation of the Bushveld, dominated by low-growing thorn trees and bush.
      • ‘Its immaculate bushveld features four of Africa's Big Five - the lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard.’
      • ‘The trees are tall, the gardens are beautiful, and the atmosphere feels almost bushveld, with the surrounding suburbs not always visible.’
      • ‘Scott said the industry had picked up in the past 10 years in the province, which boasts different habitats, from rain forest to valley bushveld.’
      • ‘A tough palate and lots of viscous saliva enables giraffes to digest acacia thorns with ease, hence their wide distribution in savannah and thick bushveld in sub-Sahara Africa.’
      • ‘In South Africa they appear mostly in bushveld areas, along the KwaZulu-Natal coast, north of Pretoria right up to Botswana.’


Late 19th century: from bush + veld, influenced by Afrikaans bosveld.